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March 20, 2018

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8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

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8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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NEW BRUNSWICK
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Powerful Early Intervention Strategies to Help Young Children with Developmental Problems and Challenging Behaviors (Preschool-Kindergarten_

Presented by Dr. John Pagano, OTR/L
Outstanding Teacher, Occupational Therapist and National Presenter

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Designed Specifically for Educators and Therapists Serving Children In Preschool and Kindergarten:
Classroom Teachers, Preschool Staff, Special Education Staff, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Instructional Aides, and Administrators

  • Dozens of highly practical “sensory-behavioral” strategies that improve attention, behavior and social skills of young children with developmental disabilities, challenging behaviors, abuse/neglect histories, and sensory processing difficulties
  • Practical strategies to promote team efforts in teaching between regular education; special education; and OT, speech, and social work therapists
  • Proven, proactive, positive management techniques using movement activities to maximize learning and minimize tantrums, disruptions and distractions
  • Demonstrations, intervention videos, and hands on activities with ready-to-go forms for immediate use in your classroom plus an extensive resource handbook
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Practical Ideas and Strategies

Young children are increasingly demonstrating a combination of developmental, behavioral and sensory integration problems. How can we, as teachers and therapists, effectively identify, understand and address these combined challenges in order to maximize learning for students with special needs? In this cutting-edge seminar, John Pagano will share a wealth of practical strategies that simultaneously address the uniquely combined developmental, behavioral and sensory integration challenges of young children.

Using humor, demonstrations and video clips of his work with preschool and kindergarten students in a variety of settings, John will share successful strategies for improving the behavior, sensory integration, learning, and developmental skills of these children and he will present easy-to-administer assessments that will help you address the specific behavioral and sensory integration problems of children with special needs. In addition, you will receive ready-to-implement ideas to organize your classroom or therapy sessions, manage and reduce aggressive behaviors and implement practical sensory integration

echniques. You will leave this outstanding seminar with dozens of practical ideas and strategies to help your students make significant gains in their behavior, sensory processing and learning skills.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Achieve Success with Your Most Challenging Students
    Learn how to implement practical, research-based strategies that enable students to focus on learning … Behavioral and sensory processing techniques that work especially well for students with a wide variety of learning disabilities, from ADHD to autism
  2. Learn Strategies to Increase Positive Behavior and Social Skills
    Classroom-proven techniques to guide your students’ compliant behavior from the first day of school or therapy using sensory integration, mindfulness and movement activities
  3. Engage Young Children with Special Needs in Active Learning
    How to use creative strategies, purposeful activities and effective environmental adaptations to enhance your teaching or therapy time … Techniques to make the most of every activity you do with your students
  4. Help Your Students Develop Self-Control
    Step-by-step demonstrations for using routine-embedded activities in a variety of settings to promote the development of attention, self-control, social skills, and sensory processing skills of young students with special needs
  5. Use the Best Instructional Strategies for Each Child
    Learn practical, efficient ways to determine the impact of children’s cognitive, behavioral, sensory processing, visual-perceptual, and fine motor skills on their ability to learn … How to design the best teaching and therapy approaches based on this information
  6. Increase Participation in Learning Activities
    Key steps for improving the attention span, sensory integration, motor planning, and learning abilities of young students with special needs … Best methods for using adaptive equipment and environmental modifications to enhance learning
  7. Provide the Best Start for Learning
    Support all your learners using proven, research-based practices to establish a therapy or classroom environment in which all children can thrive … How to prevent behavior problems and meet the needs of children with atypical learning styles in your classroom
  8. Teach Drawing and Printing to Children Who Can’t Sit Still
    Discover multi-sensory strategies to develop the emerging graphomotor skills of young children with special needs … Practical, classroom-proven ideas that work
  9. Gain Meaningful Support from Parents
    Powerful strategies to develop positive team relationships with parents … How to support parents who demonstrate serious challenges … Step-by-step techniques to minimize the impact of family crisis on a child’s learning
  10. Ideas, Ideas and More Ideas!
    Demonstrations, songs, stories, art, puppets, and games that improve attention, self-control, behavior, and sensory processing skills of young children … Videotaped case studies, environmental adaptations and dozens of interventions to enhance your teaching or therapy program (Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook)

Learning Outcomes

  • Implement practical, research-based movement strategies that enable students to focus on learning
  • Identify specific positive behavioral support strategies to reduce aggressive behavior
  • Select classroom-proven techniques to guide your students’ compliant behavior from the first day of school or therapy
  • Select proven strategies for using brief routine-embedded movement breaks to promote self-control, sensory processing and social skills
  • Apply easy-to-implement assessments to identify each child’s unique sensory processing skills
  • Examine a wealth of activities to help young children appropriately manage their strong feelings
  • Discover how to use songs and games to improve your students’ attention, behavior and self-control
  • Describe the keys to encourage and support appropriate participation in classroom and therapy learning activities
  • Evaluate dozens of innovative ways for making the most of every activity you do with students
  • Incorporate best-practice methods for using adaptive equipment and environmental modifications to enhance learning
  • Discuss multi-sensory strategies and games to develop the emerging graphomotor skills of students with special needs
  • Utilize powerful strategies for developing positive team relationships with parents
  • Minimize the impact of family crisis on a child’s learning through step-by-step techniques
  • Discover effective ways for using developmentally appropriate physical, visual and verbal prompts to teach young children
  • Review activities, ideas and effective games to promote children’s self-control, initiative and attachment
  • Incorporate proven ideas and techniques to decrease a child’s touch defensiveness
  • Explore numerous practical and ready-to-use activities that teach direction-following and movement-planning skills
  • Select ideas for adapting your teaching or therapy environment to improve attention and behavior
  • Utilize “sensory quiet areas” to teach children to appropriately control their aggressive impulses
  • Implement highly effective positive behavioral support strategies in large and small group settings
  • Apply hands-on 2-minute movement activities that improve children’s attention and self-control
  • Develop effective home programs that parents will understand and have time to implement

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Understanding the special needs of young children with developmental, behavioral and sensory integration problems and enhancing their skills to learn is a common goal of both teachers and therapists. However, when we are faced with a growing number of children who demonstrate a combination of these problems, our job can often seem overwhelming. This seminar is designed to help you identify, understand and address these combined challenges in order to maximize learning for young children with special needs.

During the day I will give you a wealth of practical strategies that you can implement immediately in your own classroom or therapy program. The ideas I will share are classroom-proven, based on recent research and highly effective in improving the attention, behavior and social skills of young children with developmental problems and challenging behaviors. I have used many of these strategies on a daily basis in my work with countless students over the past twenty-five years.

I will give you powerful ways to help your students develop self-control, reduce their aggressive behavior, manage their strong feelings, participate appropriately in learning activities, increase their attention span, and improve their ability to take appropriate initiative.

With the support of video demonstrations, hands-on examples, songs, games, and innovative learning activities, I will give you practical, step-by-step ideas to greatly enhance your success in working with young children with developmental, behavioral and sensory integration problems.

Please join me for an exciting day filled with ideas you can use immediately.

Sincerely,
John Pagano, OTR/L

P.S. Again, the focus of our day together will not be on theory but on practical strategies and ideas that are classroom-proven.

Who Should Attend

Educators and therapists working with young children in preschool and kindergarten: Classroom Teachers, Preschool Staff, Special Education Staff, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
You will receive the extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Specific activities, strategies and ideas to improve young children’s attention and behavior
  • Proven techniques to encourage and support appropriate participation in classroom and therapy activities
  • Suggestions for using developmentally appropriate physical, visual and verbal prompts to teach young children
  • Multi-sensory strategies to develop the emerging graphomotor skills of young children with special needs
  • Songs, games and a wealth of movement activities to improve self-control and sensory processing skills of young children
  • Many fun and easy-to-implement strategies for accommodating the sensory differences of students in your classroom

AOTA – CEUs
AOTA LogoBER is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Full attendance at this seminar qualifies for .5 AOTA CEUs/5 Contact Hours per day of attendance. You will be required to sign a morning and afternoon attendance roster and complete a program evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level, Introductory, AOTA Classification Codes - Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
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Semester Credit Option
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Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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